Simon Jordan ridicules Paris Saint-Germain in brilliant rant claiming they are ‘not an elite club’ like Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid

Simon Jordan rubbished the idea that Paris Saint-Germain are an elite club as the talkSPORT host ridiculed the French side in a brilliant rant.

PSG face Man City in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT.

Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to lead PSG through to the Champions League final
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Both clubs are owned by Middle Eastern billionaires and are perhaps the epitome of the new money flooding into the game.

The pair have also had brushes with UEFA over Financial Fair Play rules.

Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan claims that the Ligue 1 outfit cannot be considered as an elite club.

“If we’re talking about biggest clubs, elite clubs, then one Barcelona, two Real Madrid, three Manchester United, four Bayern Munich, or the other way around, and five Liverpool. There’s your top five,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“Where do PSG feature? They’re ninth in the Forbes list this year behind Arsenal.

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“I call them a Faberge egg because they’re beautiful on the outside, but they have no heart in the middle of it.

“That’s my view on what PSG are. I think they’re an entirely manufactured club with no history. They’ve been bought with a certain type of money that is driving football in a certain direction.

“One of the things I do agree with Javier Tebas with, who is the head of LaLiga, is the assertions about the motivations about the Man City and PSG money and cue outrage from Man City fans, which I couldn’t care less about. 

“PSG is not in the ballpark of being an elite football club along the lines of what we consider to being an elite football club.


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“I do find the arguments to be a bit circular and we have it because PSG play in a league that doesn’t have the same repute as Serie A, Bundesliga, LaLiga and the Premier League obviously have.

“First of all you have got a disadvantage perspective from a piddly-pot league. Then you’ve got a situation where they’ve only been around for a few years.

“The economics of their finances don’t meet the requirements. Their achievements don’t meet the requirements.

“Maybe in Narnia they are an elite side, but in a world where we currently live they aren’t an elite club and I don’t see anytime soon that they will be.”